Armed with Understanding by Thich Nhat Hanh offers wisdom and a practice suggestion for countering ignorance and injustice.
A Blessing for an Aggravating Moment by Kathleen Schmitt Elias recommends responding to aggravation with wishing goodness for each other.
A Candle for Understanding by Tom Cowan gives us a simple action to move us toward civility and understanding.
Chronic Difficult Encounters by Kathleen Schmitt Elias suggests a pragmatic solution to practice the presence of the sacred in difficult moments.
Compassion Practice with a Difficult Other by Frank Rogers takes us through a process that increases our awareness and compassion for ourselves and another.
The Enemy Is My Brother by Richard W. Chilson provides a teaching story and a suggestion to move us toward focusing on our commonalities.
Generosity to an Adversary by Lewis Richmond presents us three ideas for honoring ourselves and our adversaries.
Giving and Taking by Victor Chan describes the Dalai Lama's method for reducing harmful emotions and cultivating compassion and forgiveness.
Healing Conflict with Lectio Divina by Julia Davis explains a step-by-step process for using sacred text as a vehicle for understanding and healing.
A Hero by Joseph Telushkin helps us consider ourselves and our enemies in a new light.
Honoring Your Holiness by Ted Falcon turns us toward the holiness in ourselves as well as the holiness in those we call stranger or other.
Hostility to Hospitality by Henri J.M. Nouwen inspires reflection on societal hostility and our response to strangers.
In God's Image by Rav Kook teaches us to distinguish between the actions and the person, and to honor the image of God within us all.
Lifting Someone into God's Presence by Jane Vennard brings us an embodied approach to praying for our enemies.
Love Regardless of Opinions by Thomas Aquinas moves us toward loving those with whom we agree and those with whom we disagree.
Noticing Contrasts in Your Life by Ted Falcon works with awareness of our surroundings as a means to greater and more inclusive consciousness.
Observing People Who Dislike You by Peter Rhodes encourages us to consider what we can learn about ourselves from those we dislike and those who dislike us.
Opponents as Teachers by His Holiness the Dalai Lama describes a meditation to help you realize that both you and your enemy are persons who want happiness and freedom from suffering.
Pray for Your Enemy by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton guides us to a path of healing and transformation.
Preventing the Explosion by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche suggests using a reminder of the impermanence of words and actions to short-circuit our reactions.
Removing Bias through Equanimity by His Holiness the Dalai Lama explores the unfixed nature of the friend, enemy, and neutral other categories.
Seeing through God's Prism by Walter Wink reminds us to see ourselve and others as we can be.
Self-awareness as a Path to Hospitality by Nanette Sawyer leads us to practice receptivity and reverence toward ourselves on the road to acceptance and hospitality for our enemies.
Seven Rounds by Thubten Chodron, His Holiness the Dalai Lama cultivates our appreciation of and compassion for others through contemplating our relationship with seven groups of people.
Steps to Ending Our Prejudices by Christopher Titmuss offers five steps to greater self-awareness and transformation of harmful thoughts and actions.
Transforming Your Feelings toward a Difficult Other by Jamal Rahman illuminates a way to handle difficult relationships with grace and compassion.
Visualizing Your Adversary in Kindness by Lewis Richmond recommends an act of focused, intentional imagination to gain insight and transform your feelings.
A Wake-up Call by His Holiness The Dalai Lama reminds us to consider conflict in terms of our awakening.
We Are Strangers to Others by Caroline A. Westerhoff calls us to remember that we too are someone else's enemy stranger.
Welcoming the Stranger by Jamal Rahman invites us to make soul to soul connections with the other.
What Would Buddha Do? by Franz Metcalf reminds us that our enemies are also our teachers.
Why Deprive Them of Joy? by Douglas Goldhamer & Melanie Stengel introduces a refreshing way of looking at the attacks of adversaries.
Your Image of People by Tom Cowan urges us to imagine speaking gently and reasonably with our antagonists.